SNAPZ: All Smiles
Here are all of the toothy grins that came to us for this month's feature. We can honestly say that we’ve never seen so many beautiful beams all at once! And, yes, a good many made us smile back at them. Thanks to everyone who participated! It was a fun time.
Debbie Skica sent in this photo of her husband, Dan Skica, daughter, Erica Skica, and two grandkids, Logan and Giana. They are all from Youngstown.
Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when he giggled and smiled for his big sister, Sophia, at Christmas.
Lorenzo Michael Testa of Boardman was two months old when he gave big smiles to his parents, Angela and Michael, at Christmas time.
Stefan John Thompson was 26 when he passed away Feb. 24, 2012. He graduated in 2011 from Kent State University. His mom says this smile is the one everyone knew him by; he was a people person who enjoyed life to the fullest and cared about everyone. When friends would ...
JoEllen Fincham of Youngstown sent this photo of her grandson, Tyler Rich of Youngstown. She says he’s a happy 5-year-old who makes everyone else smile.
This is 2 1/2-year-old Natalie Elizabeth Mihalik, daughter of of Mark and Kellie Mihalik of Yucca Valley, Calif. The picture was taken at a baseball game between the Indians and the Angels, says Grandma Hilda Mihalik of Canfield, who submitted the photo.
Jared Remias of Canfield was a toddler when this picture was taken by his mom, Sheila Remias. He's now 20 and still lights up the world with his smile, she says.
This photo of Brady F. Hodge was sent in by Ron and Cathy Hinderliter of Canfield, Brady's grandparents.
Bev Craig sent in this photo of her happy granddaughters, who live in Wooster. They are the daughters of Brandon and Marcie Craig.
McKenna Sweeney of Boardman holds newborn Giada Musser of Canfield. Photo sent in by Marnee Sweeney.
Ava Acevedo of Boardman is all smiles at her "baking party" celebrating her 4th birthday in November. Her parents are Rob and Toni Acevedo.
Kim and Mike Porter toast at an African wedding in Africa. Kim is the granddaughter of Frank Blanco of Boardman.
Owen Blanco, 6, and Connor Blanco, 2, are the grandsons of Rochelle Blanco of Boardman, who submitted this photo.
Two-year-old Connor Blanco is the grandson of Frank Blanco of Boardman, who sent in this photo of his beaming grandson.
Rochelle Blanco of Boardman sent in this photo of her grandson, Colton Smith, who is indeed a smiling little dude.
Kaylee McLaughlin is the daughter of Brian McLaughlin of Austintown and Candace Buonavolenta of Youngstown.
Essie Richard of Howland sent in this photo of grandson Essien Cisco, 16 months old. Essien loves to smile and play in the water. He and his mom, Nyasia, live in Liberty.
Shelby is all smiles playing in the snow. Christopher Toth of Austintown is Shelby's owner. The photo was submitted by Barbara Toth.
Here's a photo of little Gianna hanging out with Presley, her great-aunt's and great-uncle's dog. It was taken on the Fourth of July at their house in Canfield.
Mary Ann Navarro sent in this photo of her granddaughter, 4-month-old Ella Elizabeth Navarro of Boardman.
Just because 2-year-old Riley Cox of Austintown chipped her front tooth, she doesn’t let it get in the way of her big smile. Photo sent in by Lindsy Cox.
Playing in the sprinkler is Samuel Pacora of Girard. Photo sent in by Aunt Jackie Cannatti of Poland.
Here's Taylor Smith with her grandpa, Jack Sodeman, both of Butler, Pa. They were celebrating Christmas at the Poland home of Jackie Cannatti, who sent in this photo.
Justine Cannatti of Columbus was glad to be home in Poland for Christmas. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.
Samantha Sodeman's first Christmas smile. She's from North Jackson. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.
Taylor Smith and her dad, Paul Smith of Butler, Pa., show their winsome grins. Photo sent in by Jackie Cannatti of Poland.
Leo Manning, son of Samantha and Patrick Manning, just turned a year old and always has a big smile, says his grandmother, Joyce Buzzacco, who sent in this photo.
Blanket-and-pillow forts and childhood go hand-in-hand. Luke, Marc and Ava McGovern of Aurora enjoy theirs. Photo sent in by Nana and Papa Oleyar.
Snow days can definitely make kids smile! Marc, Luke and Ava McGovern of Aurora enjoy playing outside. Photo sent in by Nana and Papa Oleyar.
Here's another smiley shot of Logan Cheney of Liberty, keeping toasty in his thermals. Photo sent in by Amanda.
Ryan sent this in, with this note: "My grandma wanted me to submit this for her great-grandchild, the sweetest little Valentine." It's 4-year-old Megume of Youngstown.
Jocelyn Richley, now 2, was 6 months old when this photo, sent in by John Richley, was taken. Even then, she knew how to smile and make others smile, too.
Sara Root of Liberty submitted this photo of her nephew Tyler, who lives in Newton Falls. He was a year old of cuteness when this was taken, his aunt writes.
Julianna Hornikel met Santa at the lighting of Canfield Village Green. Photo submitted by her grandmother, Vera Orosz.
Grandma Paula D'Apolito of Boardman, who sent in this photo, tells her "fish tale" the best: "My two new pond fish, Luigi and Lorenzo Rohrbaugh of Canfield, were absolutely thrilled I let them go in to the fish pond and be my new fish." Nothing fishy here!
Pretty in pink, red and pearls is Skylar Sheridan of Austintown, who is celebrating her first birthday here. Photo sent in by Allison McClain.
Here are Kristin Bernat and John Andrews, all smiles on their wedding day Oct. 6, 2012, in Columbus. Photo sent in by Kathy Bernat.
This photo of Daniel Morris and his puppy Chloe keeps his mother, Darlene Morris, motivated to know her son is doing well as he gets his degree in chemistry from Akron University. Darlene says she always tells Daniel "his smile is worth a million bucks!"
Jennifer Raspanti of Poland sent in this photo of her sons, Vincent and Luca Raspanti, hoping it will put a smile on other people's faces, too.
Revved up and ready to go is 2-year-old Landon Black of McDonald. This photo was sent in by his nana, Kathy Black, who says, "His smile melts my heart!"
Dominic Antonio Lee, 5 months, smiles while meeting his PaPa for the first time. Dominic, the son of Rebecca Ortenzio Lee and David Lee, was born in August in Okinawa, Japan, where his mother is stationed with the U.S. Navy as an orthodontist. Grandparents are Dr. Joseph and Nancy Ortenzio ...
Lots of smiles are packed in there! From top left are Carmen Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Sally Zalovcik, all sisters. Liz's son Tyri Rodriguez is bottom left, and Sally's son Joshua Zalovcik is bottom right. Photo submitted by sister Gladys Rodriguez.
Julian DiRobbio of Boardman, 2, offers up a "Mona Lisa Smile." Photo sent in by Mrs. Leonard Ganchar of Canfield.
Fran Necko sent in this photo of her grandchildren, Gabrilla, 8, and Noah, 5, who live with their parents, Renee and Hugh Annand, in Maryland.
Reid Bennett of Chicago and Stephanie Berger, originally from Youngstown and now living in Chicago, came home for the Christmas holidays and got engaged. Photo submitted by Agnes Campanale.
"Grammie Sue" Kachurek says this photo of her grandsons, 5-year-old Logan Takat and 3-year-old Tyler Takat, "makes me smile every time I look at it." They all live in Austintown.
Shirley Bradick of Youngstown sent in this photo of her three granddaughters, who all live in Amesville in southeastern Ohio. They are Estelle, 3, Emily, 17, and Evelyn, 5. The girls' father is Tom Ripple, who graduated from Wilson High in the '80s.
Gladys Rodriguez sent in this photo of her late sister, Sally Zalovcik. The photo was taken in the early 2000s, and Sally passed away in August of last year.
Jamar Hamlett must be a big SpongeBob fan. He was 2 in June when this photo was taken. It was sent in by Tammy Ferguson. Both are from Youngstown.
Alexia Ferguson was 5 in June when this colorful photo was taken. It was sent in by Tammy Ferguson. Both are from Youngstown.
Matt Close of Salem serves in the U.S. Navy and is proud to be an American. Photo submitted by his mother, Colleen Close of Beloit.
Marcilee Kinerman, 6, of Alpharetta, Ga., beams while meeting her favorite star from the Disney Channel: Zendaya, who plays Rocky Blue on "Shake It Up." Marcilee is the granddaughter of Randolph Jones of Youngstown.
Clyde and Flossie Salser sent in this photo of their grandson, Kyle James Salser. They're all from Poland.
Here's a close-up of J.J. Stevens, 5, of Mineral Ridge, at a birthday party. He's the son of Maria Alfano Stevens and David Stevens. Photo sent in by Ellie Alfano.
Laura Kosiorek, coach Katrina Brumfield and Leanna Hartsough smile over a successful YSU track season. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.
Horizon League high jumpers win first and second in February at YSU's WATTS track, putting smiles on the faces of Katrina Rettburg, left, and Leanna Hartsough. Photo by Lana VanAuker of Canfield.
Lana VanAuker of Canfield sent in this photo of Leanna Hartsough and coach Katrina Brumfield after a Youngstown State University track Horizon League event.
Adyson Baxten, 3, of Hubbard, is delighted to play dolls with her "Poppy," David Mink of Howland. Photo sent in by Mary Baxten of Girard.
Is Peyton Shultz of New Middletown all smiles before the performance, or after? Only his grandma, Betty Shultz, knows. She sent in this photo of her grandson at age 2 1/2 in November.